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7-year-old killed after being struck by pallets that fell off truck in tragic accident in Palmetto

Posted: 3:24 PM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-10 07:43:24Z

PALMETTO, Fla. — A 7-year-old boy was killed by falling pallets in an apparent tragic accident in Palmetto Thursday morning at about 11:00 a.m.

Leonardo Chavez-Renteria was playing in the area where a forklift was moving empty pallets from a truck, when deputies say 15-20 pallets fell from the truck, hitting him.

He was brought to Manatee Memorial Hospital with trauma to his body and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

It happened at a storage area at 1805 20th St. E. in Palmetto.